The Equinox Vol. V Nos. 1-4. Aleister Crowley, ed. Marcelo Motta.

The Equinox Vol. V Nos. 1-4

New York [Vol. 1] then Nashville Vols. 2-4]: Samuel Weiser [Vol. 1] then Thelema Publishing Company, 1975. Large 8vos, each bound in gilt-stamped boards. The first volume with a foreward by James Wasserman.

Large 8vos, each bound in gilt-stamped boards. The first volume with a foreward by James Wasserman. A very good set, with some light spine cocking, slight bumping to extremities, and some chipping and soiling to the dust jackets, and a bit of creakiness to the hinge of the first volume.

A complete set of the volumes of the Equinox edited by Marcelo Motta in Nashville, liberally interspersed with his own commentaries on the texts. The second number is notable for including two of Fernando Pessoa’s esoteric poems, Poem in a Straight Line, and The Eight Poem of the Keeper of the Herds, here translated into English from the Portuguese by Motta. The final number is devoted to writings on sex by Crowley, with commentaries by Motta, but
also includes Ida Craddock’s Heavenly Bridgerooms, with some biographical content on her life and work. Item #28089